My midwife informed me this morning that my last two rounds of bloodwork show mild, but worsening anemia. She does *not* want to put me on iron supplements because of nausea. (I wasn't even able to take prental vitamins during the second half of the first trimester and am still on Zofran to control 24/7 morning sickness). BUT she said I've got to start loading up on iron-rich foods.
I've been craving and eating a lot of salad greens and clementines lately, so I'm getting a decent amount of dark green veggies coupled with Vitamin C. Beyond that, I'm not sure what to add.
I can't deal with the smell of "strong" vegetables (i.e. brussel sprouts) right now or the texture of eggs/tofu. In fact, all soy products have a tendency to come back. Beans/lentils sound good, but I'm supposed to be sticking to bland, easily digested foods and am not sure whether those qualify on that front.
(There is a nutrition department on post, but since the nutritionist who did my initial prenatal consult wasn't aware that soy milk contained calcium and wasn't sure whether psyllium was as good a source of fiber as Metamucil, I'd prefer not to get any more advice from them. ...)